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CCCI Lecture Series

Our Cornell Contemporary China Initative Lecture Series, launched in the spring 2015, is the cornerstone  of the CCCI. It features interdisciplinary talks by scholars and researchers on contemporary issues in China. The lectures are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Each lecture is recorded and made accessible to the entire Cornell community and public. The full-length lecture videos are archived on this website under the corresponding semester. 

To browse our playlist for lectures videos and highlights, please visit our Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/ccci, part of the East Asia Program video resources at www.vimeo.com/CornellEastAsiaProgram.

To browse videos on our Cornell Cast playlist (CCCI Contemporary China Lectures): http://www.cornell.edu/video/series/ccci-contemporary-china-lectures


 

Fall 2018

Lectures are on Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, G64

 

SEPT. 24    KAM WING CHAN

                   Professor of Geography

                   University of Washington

                   URBANIZATION AND CHILDREN OF MIGRANTS IN CHINA

 

OCT. 1        KAREN EGGELSTON

                   Director, Stanford Asia Health Policy Program

                   CHINA’S HEALTH SYSTEM: REFORM, PROGRESS, CHALLENGES

 

OCT. 15      DAVID WANG

                   Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University

                   Title to be determined

 

OCT. 22      JEFF WASSERSTROM

                   Chancellor’s Professor, History, UC Irvine

                   HAS CHINA ENTERED A POST-POST-MAO ERA?

 

OCT. 29      ERIN HUANG

                   Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, Princeton University

                   URBAN HORROR: POST-SOCIALIST HONG KONG CINEMA

 

NOV. 5       JEREMY WALLACE

                   Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

                   CHINA’S CITIES: DIVISIONS AND PLANS

 

NOV. 12     DAVID PALMER

                   Associate Professor, Sociology, HK University

                   AMERICAN DAOISTS IN CHINA: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OR SOFT POWER?

Fall 2017

SEPTEMBER 11: GUOLONG LAI (Associate Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Florida)

SEPTEMBER 18: THOMAS DUBOIS (Historian of Chinese Religion and Society, Australian National University)

SEPTEMBER 25: YUNXIANG YAN (Professor of Social Anthropology, UCLA)

OCTOBER 2: JIA-CHING CHEN Assistant Professor of Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara)

OCTOBER 16: WANSANA WONGSURAWAT (Assistant Professor of History, Chulalongkorn University)

OCTOBER 23: HOWARD FRENCH (Associate Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School)

NOVEMBER 6: LI ZHANG (Professor of Anthropology, UC Davis)

NOVEMBER 13: KEVIN CARRICO (Lecturer of Chinese Studies, Macquarie University)

SPRING 2017 Lecture Series

FEBRUARY 13: Mary Lovely (Syracuse University)

FEBRUARY 27: Yiyun Li (UC Davis)

MARCH 6: Tami Blumenfield (Furman University)

MARCH 13: Roselyn Hsueh (Temple University)

MARCH 20: Jessica Chen Weiss (Cornell University)

MARCH 27: Mary Ann O'Donnell (Shenzhen-based artist & enthnographer)

APRIL 10: Wendy Su (UC Riverside)

APRIL 17: Shu-mei Shih (UCLA)

FALL 2016 Lecture Series

SEPTEMBER 19: Matthew Erie (University of Oxford)

SEPTEMBER 26: Darrin Magee (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)

OCTOBER 3: Angela Zito (New York University)

OCTOBER 17: Robert Weller (Boston University)

OCTOBER 24: Liu Zhi (Peking University)

OCTOBER 31: Ruixue Jia (UCSD)

NOVEMBER 7: Wenguang Wu & The Memory Project filmmakers (Caochangdi Workstation in Beijing)

NOVEMBER 14: Magnus Fiskesjö (Cornell University)

NOVEMBER 21:Shanjun Li (Cornell University)

SPRING 2016 Lecture Series

FEBRUARY 8: Yongheng Deng (National University of Singapore)

FEBRUARY 22: Zachary Howlett (Cornell University)

FEBRUARY 29: Bai Gao (Duke University)

MARCH 7: Leta Hong Fincher (Chinese University of Hong Kong; Columbia University)

MARCH 14: Timothy Oakes (University of Colorado at Boulder)

MARCH 21: Alex Wang (UCLA)

APRIL 4: Yujie Zhu (Australian National University)

APRIL 11: Wu Man (Pipa player and composer)

APRIL 19: Suzanne Scoggins (Stanford University)

APRIL 25: Philip Tinari (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing)

FALL 2015 Lecture Series

SEPTEMBER 14: Sida Liu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

SEPTEMBER 21: Yu Zhou (Vassar College)

SEPTEMBER 28: Sebastian Veg (School of Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Paris)

OCTOBER 5: Maria Repnikova (University of Pennsylvania)

OCTOBER 19: Annetta Fotopoulos (Cornell University)

OCTOBER 26: Michael Meyer (University of Pittsburgh)

NOVEMBER 2: Nick Admussen (Cornell University)

NOVEMBER 9: Aminda Smith (Michigan State University)

NOVEMBER 16: Basile Zimmermann (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

SPRING 2015 Lecture Series

FEBRUARY 23: Tiantian Zheng (SUNY Cortland)

MARCH 2: Carlos Rojas (Duke University)

MARCH 9: Oliver Gao (Cornell University)

MARCH 16: John Yasuda (Univerity of Pennsylvania)

MARCH 23: Karl Gerth (UCSD)

APRIL 6: Christian Sorace (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

APRIL 13: Anne Marie Brady (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

APRIL 20: Paola Iovene (University of Chicago)

APRIL 27: Victor Nee (Cornell University)